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Dex Flix brings you the latest movie reviews and previews of what's coming out for 2020. As well as past movies that you missed on the big screen!

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "EXTRACTION" 2020 

With Corona Virus keeping us all at home, it was refreshing to see this release come out of Netflix. A mercenary called "Tyler Blake" played by Chris Hemsworth  comes up against his toughest extraction to date by attempting to rescue kidnapped son by is fiercely changed by a Powerful drug lord.

Action scenes were good and and the only thing i could say bad about this was the way in which it ends but this is a great Crime Action movie for those who want a rollercoaster.

Personal Rating 7.2/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.8/10 

 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "THE LIGHTHOUSE" 2020 

Two lighthouse keepers played by Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, try to maintain their sanity on a remote island in in England set in the 1890's.

With things getting all too much between the two something has to give in more ways than one. This Fantasy Horror is not for all but if you want very out there film then by all means give this one a go.

Personal Rating 7/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.6/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "THE OCCUPANT" 2020 

Javier Munoz was once a established executive, forced out of his luxurious home after losing his job. He's got to find a way to stay level headed and provide for his family but he can't seem to let go of the his former home.  

Things begin to turn sinister and Munoz will do whatever it takes to be back in a place he calls home. Spanish Original from Netflix, this triller will have you questioning his motives when his life flips from one extreme to another.

 

 

Personal Rating 6.3/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.3/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "UNCORKED" 2020 

A Netflix production by Prentice Penny who focuses on a story about a man who seeks to follow his own passion and dreams of being a Sommelier called “Elijah” played by Mamoudou Athie. With his Dad “Louis” played by Courtney B Vance is so focused on taking over the family business, Louis doesn’t see the interest from his son until its almost too late. 

Elijah must find a way to balance his dreams with his Father’s expectations as there will be no real winners in the end if he doesn’t choose right. 

The film is easy going and personally didn’t like how the film ended and felt cheated. If there was a better ending I feel more people would have been on the satisfactory factor.

Personal Rating 6.1/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.1/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "MARRIAGE STORY" 2020 

Director Noah Baumach’s take on the breaking up of a Marriage and how a Family can stay together in this ordeal. With two leading actors in the heart of it, Adam Driver who plays “Charlie” and Scarlett Johansson play’s Charlie’s wife “Nicole”. 

We see how relationships can be torn by the lack of trust and support for one another and how much heartache it can be legally. Despite not being together on paper we can still how Baumach’s directing captures how a family can stick together in such a crisis after all.

Personal Rating 7.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 8/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "FRACTURED" 2020 

Director Brandon Anderson gets us thinking in this mystery thriller where Sam Worthington plays “Ray Monroe” makes a few stops at a gas station with his wife and daughter. 

They’re in a desperate race to get to the hospital as their daughter has a fractured arm but things get strange as Ray can’t find his wife and daughter after coming to the Hospital. 

A decent watch during this time and good brain teaser for film goers.

Personal Rating 6.6/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.4/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "IN THE TALL GRASS" 2020 

A Stephen King classic comes to the big screen by Director Vincenzo Natali. We follow the journey of two siblings, Laysla De Oliveira who plays the sister “Becky DeMuth” and Avery Whitted who plays the brother “Cal DeMuth”. 

They stop for a break but then notice a cry for help in the grass on the roadside. Things get stranger the further they go in, but the real question will they find the cry for help or will they escape.

Personal Rating 5.1/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.4/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "BEATS" 2020 

Director Chris Robinson focuses on a reclusive teenager who has a gift in producing music. Khalil Everage who plays the teenager “August Monroe” forms an unlikely partnership with his School Security Guard “Romelo” played by Anthony Anderson, who’s luck has been somewhat short of late. 

Music always brings people closer, so its no different as August & Romelo are united with their love for Hip Hop and battle against their past to break through in Chicago Music Scene. Honourable mentioned for Uzo Aduba who plays the Mother “Carla Monroe” trying to protect her son from the world she sees fit.

Personal Rating 6.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.4/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "DOLEMITE" 2020 

Biography Comedy / Drama directed by Craig Brewer, showcasing how real life legend Rudy Ray Moore’s alter-go became an absolute Blaxploitation phenomenon. 

Rudy Moore is played by Eddie Murphy who gives a adaptation of his career in the late 70’s. With well-known stars like Snoop Dogg & TI from the music industry as well as Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Keegan Michael Key and Wesley Snipes also feature in this film, making it an enjoyable viewing.

Personal Rating 7.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.3/10

 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "ONWARD" 2020 

Another Pixar film about 2 elven brothers who discovery that their father left quest that could bring him back to life for a day. Can they master the old magical ways that once ruled their way of life and meet their father one more time! 

An animated comedy which is one for the family and I can’t remember a Pixar franchise that I didn’t like so it’s a thumbs up from me on this film.

Personal Rating 7.6/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.5/10